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1. Stentor Greek Mythology A loud-voiced Greek herald in the Iliad.
2. One with a loud or piercing voice.
3. Any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans of the genus Stentor, living in freshwater habitats and feeding chiefly on smaller microorganisms.

[Greek Stentōr. Sense 3, from New Latin Stentōr, genus name, from Greek Stentōr, Stentor (in reference to their trumpetlike shape).]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a Greek herald with a powerful voice who died after he lost a shouting contest with Hermes, herald of the gods


1. a person with an unusually loud voice
2. (Animals) any trumpet-shaped protozoan of the genus Stentor, having a ciliated spiral feeding funnel at the wider end: phylum Ciliophora (ciliates)
[C19: after Stentor]


(ˈstɛn tɔr)

a trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoan of the genus Stentor.
[1860–65; < New Latin; see stentorian]


- Homer introduced Stentor, a very loud herald, in the Iliad—which gives us stentor, "person with a loud voice," and stentorian, which originally meant "loud, booming."
See also related terms for loud.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stentor - a speaker with an unusually loud voice
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
2.Stentor - the mythical Greek warrior with an unusually loud voice who died after losing a shouting contest with Hermes
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
3.stentor - any of several trumpet-shaped ciliate protozoans that are members of the genus Stentor
ciliate, ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran - a protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell
genus Stentor - trumpet-shaped protozoa with a ciliated spiral feeding funnel
References in classic literature ?
Once more opening his mouth and shutting his eyes, and laughing like a stentor, Kit gradually backed to the door, and roared himself out.
When they came to the part where the bravest and most in number were gathered about mighty Diomed, fighting like lions or wild boars of great strength and endurance, there Juno stood still and raised a shout like that of brazen-voiced Stentor, whose cry was as loud as that of fifty men together.
Plus particulierement, le Barreau a jete dans la bataille toutes ses forces en lancant dans la bataille ses voix de Stentor, et en enchainant sit-ins, greves, marches de protestation, le tout ponctue de plaidoiries autour des pretoires et ailleurs, singulierement sur les plateaux de television.
The described species are restricted to the Eisenackitina rhenana chitinozoan Subzone of the Laufeldochitina stentor Zone (Nolvak & Grahn 1993; Nolvak et al.
Cote-O'Hara has had more than 30 years in the telecom and technology industries as an executive, director and advisor including appointments as Vice President of BC Tel and President and CEO of Stentor Alliance Company.
Jeune et belle, elle a gratifie, de sa voix de stentor des hautes montagnes de Normandie, le public de ses plus belles chansons rythmees par une musique actuelle et recherchee comme [beaucoup moins que]Il avait les mots[beaucoup plus grand que], [beaucoup moins que]Si tu n'etais plus la[beaucoup plus grand que], [beaucoup moins que]Comme d'habitude[beaucoup plus grand que], [beaucoup moins que]Je reviendrai[beaucoup plus grand que]et bien d'autres tubes connus.
was formed around a patent; a novel medical technology was brought to market successfully; and, Royal Philips Electronics eventually acquired the company after it demonstrated market traction (the Stentor product was adopted in the Phillips product portfolio and is continuing in use today)--a successful outcome for all parties.
Stentor won at trial, and then moved for prejudgment interest.
There's also a great range of excellent value beginner instruments ready for the start of the new school year, such as Stentor Student violins starting at under pounds 80, clarinets and flutes from under pounds 200 and Jose Ferrer classical guitars starting at pounds 49.
Philips, for example, has had this iStore storage capability they acquired with Stentor," he says.
The new system also would fully integrate with our Stentor PACS, and because the vendor offered transcription services, the transition would be smoother at our largest facility, which employed outsourced transcription services.